The Underground Railroad
A Primary Source History of the Journey to Freedom
The Underground Railroad was a secretive and illegal organization that helped American slaves escape to freedom in the northern United States and Canada. This important book provides an in-depth study of the events and key figures behind the Railroads' formation and operation. This gripping historical narrative is told mainly through contemporary primary sources. Taken together, they relate in fascinating detail one of the darkest, yet most inspiring chapters in American history.